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Do You Have An Emergency Financial Need?

Roseb441702 started this conversation

for all of those who are looking for financial assistance to help with an emergency financial need......you should know that there are organizations out there that can help you.....

Do You Have An Emergency Financial Need?

Are you facing a financial emergency?

There is one organization that has helped more than 80 individuals/families in need of financial assistance. In 2009 one of the organization's funding programs - which provide emergency funding assistance has given out nearly 300 percent more in assistance than it did in all of 2008.

The purpose of this grant program is to help individuals and families who have chronic financial challenges.

People who qualify for assistance from this fund include those who have lost their jobs, have been out of work for months and months and have exhausted all their savings and resources. According to a spokesperson, "If they fit the criteria, they are able to access this fund for months at a time.”

This grant program was created as a way to help people who don’t qualify for one of the organization's other grant programs.

This funding program has been around for the last 20 years!

The grant program only makes one-time, emergency disbursements. Last year, 32 individuals or families received financial assistance through this funding program. So far over 75 individuals and/or families have received $75,000 in 2009!

This funding program is good for people who tend to struggle with something every year.

Since some of these funding programs are both relatively new, not many people know about them!

What's more the organization itself receives grant money itself to help fund their own grant programs!

One of the organizations funding programs is intended to help with large, one-time emergencies. It was established in a few years ago through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Grants have helped a couple with funeral expenses. Another time it helped a man repair his home after a fire. He had let his home owner’s insurance lapse.

The first step in obtaining assistance is leaving a message on the organization's helpline. The message will usually be returned by a caseworker within 24 hours. A spokesperson for the funding program said the initial phone call between the organization and the applicant takes between five and 10 minutes. Once the exact problem has been determined, the applicant is matched with a social worker, who meets with the client to make a fuller assessment of the situation. Thereafter, the social worker presents the case to the case-management team to decide whether the applicant qualifies for funds. Each application is evaluated on an individual basis. There are clear guidelines, but no set formula to receive assistance.

“If somebody needs financial assistance then we make sure they are taking advantage of other government programs. We have a whole checklist of programs to make sure that they are taking advantage of all the things they can” says the program's spokesperson. Applicants who need emergency funds may also qualify for other programs that the organization has to offer.

It is recommended that applicants apply as early as possible because the number of people seeking assistance has increased so much over the past year and because of that it can now take several weeks to actually receive assistance.

In 2008, 40 people, on average, called the organization for assistance each month. Last year more than 200 people called for help. While not all of these phone calls are for emergency needs, this shows that there has been a marked increase in the need for all of our services, includingemergency financial assistanceemergency assistance.

According to the program's spokesperson, “If somebody comes to us and says ‘I’m being evicted tomorrow it’s very hard to help. If someone comes in and says ‘I’m being evicted in three weeks,’ we can help”.

 

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testimony joseph
My names are testimony joseph am from nigeria I had problem financialy I need money to expand my buiness please I had people who looking up to me people like my families my lovvely father who suffer becuase me when I was small,please if I can see this in one week time I be happy thanks all
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sonshinesas   in reply to heather94
That link and info is from 2010
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woman in a shoe   in reply to heather94
Hi the person u posted to not been on here for some years now. U ask what this site is about people come on here asking for help some are homeless some not about to pay there household bills some just come on to have someone to talk to some come on that suicidal. Well we can only give u information to places that maybe able to help u but for a hospital bill I don't know any resources that does that. But u can check into this my husband was in the hospital this year I saw a sign that said if u not able to pay your hospital bill let us know we will try and help u so maybe if u go to the hospital and talk to them they maybe able to help u I hope this helps u
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heather94
Im in need. Im a single mother of 2 and have a hospital bill. I need to know who i need to contact n what this is about?
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iamskygal
I could really use the name and contact information of the organization. I am a Mother of 2 and am being evicted because my husband(seperated) who put us in this apartment can not pay rent for July, and possibly Aug. Due to be evicted first week of Aug.
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jaymomma
Could you please provide the name of the organization and the contact information so that I can contact them. Thank you.
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brandi1978
It started when I ended up inn the hospital two months ago May 28,2014. I was at work and U was having chest pains and a ci-worker drove me to the hospital. I was there for two days and they couldn't find anything wrong with me. Even though it took me tqo weeks to walk the way I use to. It is July of 2014 and I see a dictor that wants me to do physical therapy for my back pain before he will di a MRI. Since the hospital I have had a urinary tract infection, severe back pain and massive abdominal pain.So far this yearia I have had pneumonia, bronchitis and high blood pressure, by passing out onto the floor the night before. Thank you for your time.
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Mommy of 3 in TN   in reply to laticia23
Hello, I'm sorry your going through such a tough time. Have you applied for public housing? Also try calling 211 or going to 211.org type city and state. A list of agencies will come up. Some help with rent & deposit. Also with food. Try going to your local DHS and apply for all assistance. Hope this helps.
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laticia23
Everynight i cry my self to sleep because i have come to an point where i lost everything. Providing for kids is all i know. And now i can't i have no help family or friend wise. Every other day i have to call different people to see where we can sleep or call around to see if someone cook so that i can make sure they eat...the sad
part it is my kids don't even know what's going on.. my oldest daughter would always ask me mama when are we going home. I seriously need help...
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pfoutz20
im a single mom who lost her job and having a hard time getting another one im behind on rent and i have an evection notice and have no money to pay my bills either my checking account is overdrawn as well i have reached rock bottom and i need help bad what can i doo
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mojojojo1981
Hello...I am a 33 year old male along with my 35 year old brother...who for the past year or so we both were taking care of our terminally ill father who was fighting a long battle with a rare lung disease called pulmonary fibrosis... No known cause no cure...he sadly passed away July 16th...me and my brother are both unemployed and as of our fathers passing my brother lost his caregiver payments and I couple months ago went broke helping with everything...I hate what to me seems like asking for a handout...but we are in a financial crisis otherwise I wouldn't even look for aid...if any help can be given I would gladly accept anything even if its just a friend to talk to in this dark time...thank you...
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lemonsqueezer
im 48 male ive been home fromthe hospital for 1.5 monthes . I had to have an emergency heart surgery .do to an infection from the hospital ..please help if you can
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Couple with 4 kids
My husband and I hav four kids & my husband is having hip replacement surgery in September. We are looking for assistance to make it for 3 months while he is unemployed. We are only 33 & all four kids are under twelve. We live in nw louisiana. Need at least 2500 dollars to get us thru. Plz can someone help us?
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sas80
Do you have the phone number to call for assistance? I am single mother who is currently in process of filing for disability and need money badly to pay the bills. I am to sick to be able to work a full time job and a part time job will not cover utilities and all rent. I fear I going to end up homeless and losing my child.
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sonshinesas   in reply to Havlin
Call them and ask for an extension or a payment plan
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Havlin
I need help paying my house taxes. I own the house but I can afford to pay the taxes. The city of Peoria is take my home from me on May of 2015. Is there anybody out there that will pay my house taxes so i don't lose my house?
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MakellJo
I'm 19 years old. I just lost my dad and had to move on my own right before. Right after he passed i had My appendix and gallbladder out. Two weeks later i had a blood clot that they had to take out. I just found out i am having knee surgery on August 7th, I need help with rent for 3 months.... I Hate asking for help from anyone but i am willing to pay you back in time. I will pay 100 monthly if someone could help pay my rent. Thank you in advance.
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angoct141971
I am a single mother of two kids and we were evicted out of our home back in March. We have been staying where ever we could find a place to stay. Sometimes a couple of days with friends other times a shelter. I am so far behind on my bills that I am getting threatening letters from lawyers stating they are going to start garnishments against my wages. I am having to choose now whether to put for on the table for me and my children to eat or to make payments on some of these bills. I do have a job that I work at full time but I cannot seem to get ahead I just keep getting farther and farther behind. If there is any possible way to be able to get some monetary assistance I promise that I will Pay it back by paying it forward once I get on my feet to someone else in need
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dharry
Im Norberto Bantillo Jr. from Philippines i badly need financial asistance for the schooling of my 5 kids im not working due to lumbar spasm and severe back pain due to hard labor job when i was still working i need good hearted people to support for the education of my 5 kids share your blessings to the needed God bless you all.
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olelady
So how do you contact this fund? Due to my location and circumstances, They sound like my only hope. I am desperate for about $700 to pay back rent, and possibly eat.
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